Juvie by Steve Watkins audiobook
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Juvie

By Steve Watkins
Read by Whitney Dykhouse

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio, Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781531888022

  • ISBN: 9781531888022

Runtime: 7.56 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Heart-wrenching and real, Juvie is the story of two sisters grappling with sacrifice, accountability—and who’ll be there to help you up after you take the fall.

Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one — she’s the star player on her AAU basketball team, she gets good grades, she dates a cute soccer player, and she tries to help out at home. Not like her older sister, Carla, who leaves her three-year-old daughter, Lulu, with Aunt Sadie while she parties and gets high. But when both sisters are caught up in a drug deal — wrong place, wrong time — it falls to Sadie to confess to a crime she didn’t commit to keep Carla out of jail and Lulu out of foster care. Sadie is supposed to get off with a slap on the wrist, but somehow, impossibly, gets sentenced to six months in juvie. As life as Sadie knew it disappears beyond the stark bars of her cell, her anger — at her ex-boyfriend, at Carla, and at herself — fills the empty space left behind. Can Sadie forgive Carla for getting her mixed up in this mess? Can Carla straighten herself out to make a better life for Lulu, and for all of them? Can Sadie survive her time in juvie with her spirit intact?

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Author

Author Bio: Steve Watkins

Author Bio: Steve Watkins

Steve Watkins is the author of Down Sand , as well as the author of numerous short stories. A winner of the Pushcart Prize, Steve Watkins lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.56
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English